Can you imagine a land where soda doesn't flow freely and donuts are boot-legged for three figures?
Well, folks, we may be entering a sugar crisis. How do I know? I watched this video clip starring guest Marion Nestle.
My dream has come true: my husband may have to eat fruit instead of chocolate, juice instead of soda, ice water (gasp!) instead of ice cream...
Parents may have to give their children fruit and vegetables as snacks instead of ice cream and chips and Twinkies........
.....like this poor little girl (photographed in my hometown!) that someone brought to my attention recently:
I don't typically post pictures like this, but the image has been stuck in my mind for days and it's an important one. A child does NOT gain this kind of weight normally. I read a statistic recently that out of all children born after the year 2000, one in three are expected to develop diabetes. This is NOT normal! Sugar and junk food have EVERYTHING to do with this! Kids don't gain this kind of weight eating healthy meals. Parents not only have the power to help their children eat healthy, it is a responsibility. In my opinion, the amount of junk food that kids are typically allowed to eat is a form of child abuse. Kids are getting addicted (physically and emotionally) to sugar at an early age and gaining weight and developing early on-set diabetes. WHAT?! Not my kids. This topic is open to discussion, and as always, there are certain exceptions here, but not many. The number of overweight children in the US is staggering, not to mention that roughly 1/3 of all Americans are overweight.
We have a national health crisis on our hands (heart disease, obesity, diabetes, to name a few) and the fact that there may be less sugar available for those outrageously cheap prices really blesses my heart.